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Table 1 Influence of socio-demographic characteristics on acceptability of HIV testing in pregnant women, Gamboma, Republic of Congo

From: Factors influencing acceptability of voluntary HIV testing among pregnant women in Gamboma, Republic of Congo

  Number of individual N (%) Accept to do HIV test
N (%)
Odds ratio (95 % CI) P value
Age (years)
 14–24 67 (49) 47 (70) Reference  
 25–35 53 (39) 41 (77) 0.94 (0.45–1.94) 0.860
 ≥ 35 16 (12) 10 (63) 0.56 (0.18–1.69) 0.553
Education level
 No education 16 (12) 10 (63) Reference  
 Primary school 47 (34) 37 (79) 4.05 (1.13–14.43) 0.031*
 Middle school 67 (49) 48 (72) 5.01 (1.46–17.33) 0.010*
 High school 5 (4) 2 (40) 4.50 (0.54–37.38) 0.164
 University 1 (1) 1 (100)  
Professional occupation
 Farmer 53 (39) 37 (70) Reference  
 Student 18 (13) 13 (72) 1.76 (0.59–5.24) 0.310
 Housewife 42 (31) 33 (79) 2.24 (0.97–5.18) 0.059
 Saleswoman 20 (15) 12 (60) 1.37 (0.48–5.17) 0.551
 Others 3 (2) 3 (100) 2.24 (0.19–26.22) 0.521
Marital status
 Unmarried 85 (62) 64 (75) Reference  
 Married or cohabiting 47 (35) 31 (66) 1.30 (0.63–2.69) 0.551
 Divorced or separated or widows 4 (3) 1 (75) 0.27 (0.03–2.70) 0.521
  1. * statistically different